Jan 29, 2013 6:00am EST
want to call the united states home. the senate is out with its plan and today, it is the president's term. >>> the rare medical procedure for a soldier lucky to be alive. surgery done right in maryland. an update from the war vet himself as fox 5 morning news continues right now. s right no >>> straight up 6:00 right now. taking a live look at the u.s. capitol dome. lots going on down there. we'll have an update from melanie alnwick with the late off the some issues we are following today nationally. it is tuesday, january 29th. i'm sarah simmons i'm wisdom martin. >> welcome to fox 5 morning news. let's bring in gwen now to talk about weather for the day. >> a little bit of fog this morning. we don't have the freezing rain like we had yesterday or the sleet which is really good. there are a few kind of scattered showers to areas to the west. don't be friesed if you feel a little bit of a dribble here and there. other than that, not much happening. let's have a look at our maps. we'll put this all together for you. a lot of moisture in the atmosphere from yesterday. you can see tha
Jan 30, 2013 7:00am EST
. >> massachusetts senator john kerry is the next secretary of state of the united states after the full senate overwhelmingly confirmed him. choice to head the state department was approved 94-3. kerry is expected to give a fair well speech. hillary clinton's last day on the job is friday. >>> also another member of the president's cabinet is heading for the door. transportation secretary ray lahood was the only republican left in the president's candidate. considers former republican chuck hagel to be the next defense secretary. >> the current secretary of state is downplaying calls for her to run for president in 2016. hillary clinton is casting doubt on a presidential run just days after a super pack was formed to back her. in several interviews she says she is not getting back into politics. in 2008 she lost to president obama in a bitter democrat primary campaign. >>> maryland governor martin -- submit questions to the governor and other members of the administration. they can use twitter, facebook and the maryland government web site. we have the information and links on myfoxdc.com. >>
Jan 29, 2013 10:00pm EST
or slow down immigration reform. >> god bless the united states of america. >> and we are beginning now to get a handle on the time line on all of this. senate officials say they expect to have the president's proposal and a senate plan handwritten out into legislation. which could be voted on as soon as early spring or summer. then the plan would move to the republican controlled house of representatives. in the newsroom, tom fitzgerald, fox 5 news. >>> the next secretary of state. the senate voted this afternoon after the foreign relations committee gave their unanimous approval. kerry served on the committee for 28 years and he thanked the members and reminded them of the important work to come. >> this committee is critical to putting our best foot forward and helping us to hopefully make peace in places where it isn't and to advance our values and principles. what a privilege. >> kerry replaces hillary clinton, whose last day is friday. >>> a national star pitcher linked to performance enhancing drugs. how he's defending himself, next. >>> also ahead. >> have you heard of a hear
Jan 29, 2013 7:00am EST
for millions of undocumented immigrants living in the united states. >> one day after a deal is reached for a group of senators for immigration reform, president obama is set to reveal his plan later today. the deal offers 11 million undocumented workers a path to citizenship. also creates a guest worker program, employment verification system and green cards to those with college educations. help strengthen the idea of the american dream. >> we have been too content for too long to allow individuals to mow our lawn, serve our food, clean our homes and even watch our children while not affording them any of the benefits that make our country so great. >> if i want to secure the nation, i cannot secure the nation unless i know who is here to pursue the american dream and who might be here to do harm. >> the nation should not combat immigration reform until problems with the u.s. boarder security are solved. >> law enforcement officials met with president obama to discuss gun control. they are pushing for restrictions that would prevent people from mental problems from obtaining weapons.